The answer is in the article:
The states environmentalists think capitalism is harmful to the environment, says Assemblyman Dan Logue, chair of a GOP task force on jobs and the economy. They think jobs and people leaving the state are good.
Leftist bureaucrats are the ultimate NIMBYs. They want California's population drastically reduced so they can have the state's natural beauty and environment all to themselves. The more businesses and middle class residents that move out, the better, in their eyes.
Well, with Obama in the WH, they figure they can get bailed out by taxpayers in the other “57 states”. And they’re right there. We’ll be paying for their stupidity for the rest of our lives, and probably already are.